Internship Admissions



The 2021 D Application Cycle for the
Pathmaker Internship is now


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all application and onboarding deadlines are subject to change based on federal, state, and local COVID-19 regulations and guidance. We will post updated information on this webpage if any changes must be made during 2022 A application cycle. Thank you for your flexibility during these evolving times. 


Admissions Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to participate as an intern, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old before starting the application process (16 for Level I High School Internship)
  • 15 months of availability to participate on an on-site, hands-on internship 
  • Valid Social Security Number & can pass background check
  • Speak and read English fluently
  • Daily access to email 
  • Reliable transportation to and from Escondido and Poway
  • One-time, non-refundable $100 onboarding fee (upon acceptance)

Interview/Onboarding Timeline for 2022 A:
Before applying, here are the important dates you should be available for. If you know you will be unavailable for these dates (out of town, in school, etc.), it is recommended that you delay applying until you are able to make the required dates.

The following dates listed below are subject to change based on federal, state, and local guidelines for public gatherings.
  • Application Opens: October 1st, 2021
  • Virtual Interviews Occur: Mid-November 2021 to early December 2021
  • Acceptance Notifications Sent By: Saturday, December 24th, 2021
  • Orientation Events (*In-person): January 2022
  • Skills Days (*In-person): January 2022
  • Department Specific Orientation & Training: February 2022
  • 2022 A Rotation: March 1st, 2022 through May 31st, 2022
*Onboarding dates for in-person events may not be confirmed until two weeks prior. Please plan to be available in the month of January to be present at these events.

Availability for the first rotation: 
Please note, as a new intern you will be expected to serve one 4-hour shift per week for the course of your first rotation without a gap between shifts of more than 14 days. This means that for 2022 A, you should anticipate applying only if you plan to be available for the onboarding dates above, and on a weekly basis from March 1st, 2021 through May 31st, 2022.
 Important Information for Applicants:
  • Interns are accepted and on-boarded every three months, with start dates of March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. Please note that interviews scheduled to take place around those times will be for the NEXT cycle (e.g. if you interview in August/September, you will be starting December 1st)

Application Cycle

Application Opens


Onboarding Process

Official Start Date

A October 1st mid November –
early December
January – February March 1st
B January 1st mid February –
early March
April – May June 1st
C April 1st mid May –
early June
July – August September 1st
D July 1st mid August –
early September
October - November December 1st